Testicular control of defeminization in male pigs.

  title={Testicular control of defeminization in male pigs.},
  author={Jason J. Ford},
  journal={Biology of reproduction},
  volume={27 2},
Female mating behavior, defined as expression of the immobilization response ("mating stance") in the presence of an intact male, was monitored in gonadectomized, hormone-treated female and male pigs to evaluate sexual dimorphism for this trait. When treated postpubertally with estradiol benzoate (EB), the relationship between dosage of EB and proportion of pigs that showed an immobilization response, as well as duration of this response, was similar in ovariectomized females and males… CONTINUE READING